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With the ‘gotta catch ‘em all’ rhetoric that all Pokémon games entail, it is no surprise that fans would want to store their favorite Pokémons that they collected throughout different generations of the Pokémon games. With some of these games being released with exclusive Pokémon, transferring them over to a game you are currently playing is obviously every player’s dream come true.
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All that is possible and much more with the new Pokémon service known as Pokémon Home that was released in 2020. If you want to know how all that is possible and more, read along as we delve deeper into the details.
What Is Pokémon Home?
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Pokémon Home is a cloud-based storage system for your Pokémons. Similar to other commonly used cloud storage services such as iCloud or Google Drive, you can store your precious data on the cloud, albeit in this case, it is Pokémon rather than files.
If any of this sounds familiar, then you aren’t mistaken, as this service was also available with the Nintendo 3DS but with a different name, Pokémon Bank. However, the Pokémon Home comes with a few additional features, such as the ability to trade your stored Pokémon and to view more detailed stats and background information regarding them and much more.
How Much Does Pokémon Home Cost?
Pokémon Home is available in two tiers: Basic plan and Premium plan. The basic plan comes free of cost, albeit with fewer features. The Premium plan comes in three different subscription time periods of varying length, with the longer-term subscriptions costing a bit less per month. These are the current offering:
- $3 for one month ($3/month)
- $5 for three months ($2.5/month)
- $16 for twelve months ($1.3/month)
The premium tier has a plethora of additional features such as being able to store 6,000 Pokémons compared to 30 on the free tier and it allows three Pokémon to be placed in Global Trade System whereas the free tier can only do one. Moreover, there are even more features available, listed below are all of them:
|Feature||Basic Plan||Premium Plan|
|Moving Pokémon from Pokémon Bank||Unavailable||Available|
|Number of Pokémon that can be deposited||30 Pokémon||6,000 Pokémon|
|Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the Wonder Box at once||3 Pokémon||10 Pokémon|
|Number of Pokémon that can be placed in the Global Trading System at once||1 Pokémon||3 Pokémon|
|Room Trade||Participate||Participate and Host|
The Pokémon you capture in-game can hold very dear memories. Imagine the starter Pokémon that you leveled up in your first Pokémon game on the Nintendo 3DS; maybe you gave it a cute nickname as well.
As such, the ability to play that same Pokémon in a current-gen game is priceless in itself, which is made possible thanks to the Pokémon Home service.